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In this new paper, we explore: What can people working on “healthy community” issues—like active transportation, parks, healthy food, planning, public health, …
- By: Nelson Beckford
Nelson Beckford of The Cleveland Foundation discusses his lifetime admiration for neighborhood parks and how they benefit the communities they serve.
- By: Catherine Nagel
Industrial waterfronts are being rediscovered. Areas that were once an eyesore are being reborn into beautiful community parks and greenways that are reconnect…
Explores the benefits of private sector involvement in creating, maintaining, operating, and programming parks and open space.
City Parks Alliance Urges the Incoming Biden Administration to Revoke the Interior Secretarial Order 3388 and Direct Funding to Cities as Intended
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the outgoing Trump administration continued implementation of its Interior Secretarial Order 3388 making changes to Land and Water Co…
City Parks Alliance has recently shared a letter with Congress outlining key park priorities that should be included in the upcoming budget reconciliation pack…
With cities everywhere focused squarely on equity issues right now, it is a hopeful time for those in St. Louis who’ve been advocating for, funding, and buildi…
Workplaces across Portland, the United States and the world are making tough decisions about how to protect their employees and community from COVID-19. We, to…
Parque Castillo and Bossen Field Park were chosen for the important roles they play in bringing their communities together through recreation and arts.
- By: Jayne Miller
Jayne Miller discusses the recent passing of a vital parks funding referendum and how her organization uses public opinion to shape her city's parks.
As the effects of climate change continue to be felt at all levels of society from the neighborhood to the global community, it will become more important to c…
Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) is a national initiative that seeks to create more equitable and abundant access to nature in cities.
Board Member Feature: Landscape Designer Gina Ford Discusses Her Passion for Urban Parks and Her Mission-Driven PracticeBy: Gina Ford
Gina Ford shares her vision for the urban parks movement, the mission behind her landscape design firm, and inspirational urban park projects.
This program high school students with an employment program that allows them to build social skills and capabilities for further leadership in the community a…
Organizational Overview:Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. We lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster …
Engage, Connect, Protect highlights the need to create opportunities to engage with diverse youth as the next generation of environmental stewards through cult…
Public and Private Funding Strategies for Neighborhood Parks
Presents lessons for collaboration starting with internal capacity building, moving to form collaborations, and ending with sustaining initiatives.